Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Why Lindsey Boylan spoke up

She calls coming forward the “most terrible” experience of her life, but has she finally brought change to Albany?

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

A Q&A with New York City Chief Democracy Officer Laura Wood

She’s getting New Yorkers up to speed on ranked-choice voting.

Ron Kim

Personality

Ron Kim is more than a Cuomo antagonist

The Assembly member defied Gov. Andrew Cuomo over COVID-19 nursing home deaths, but he won’t be bullied by the governor.

Zellnor Myrie

Personality

Zellnor Myrie wants to give NY a clean slate

The state Senator spoke to City & State about why he’s pushing to automatically seal and expunge the records of formerly incarcerated individuals.

New York City

Personality

Barbara Bowen still wants more for CUNY

A Q&A with the outgoing Professional Staff Congress-CUNY president.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How can NYC build back faster?

New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Jamie Torres-Springer talks COVID-19 capital project delivery, East Side Coastal Resiliency and borough-based jails.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Restoring service and avoiding another Summer of Hell

A Q&A with Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Renae Reynolds.

New York City

Politics

Welcome to the Dianneverse

Dianne Morales is the mayoral field’s unapologetic progressive. It’s won her fierce and energetic supporters, but some doubt she can win over the city.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Tackling the MTA’s accessibility problems

The largest public transit system in the nation believes Quemuel Arroyo can bring about much-needed improvements, but some advocates fear it will be business as usual.

Julie Menin

Personality

NYC’s former census czar on the narrow loss of a House seat

Julie Menin shared her frustrations with the state’s census efforts.

Eric Adams

Personality

Understanding Eric Adams

The Brooklyn borough president discusses some of the biggest controversies during his political tenure and why he’s not actually as shocking as some may think.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Unions see boost in interest during COVID-19

A Q&A with District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido on Cuomo’s scandals and his union’s mayoral endorsement.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Pat Ryan’s got his own Green New Deal

The Ulster County executive discusses how “locality” is the differentiator in his plan for the environment and how local governments can confront climate change.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Feliz: Winning is “the privilege of a lifetime”

A Q&A with the newly elected New York City Council member.

Rachel May

Personality

Rachel May, a different kind of upstate Democrat

The IDC-slaying state senator is showing that you don’t have to be a moderate to win.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

The legal issues around fighting COVID-19

In a Q&A, Kapil Longani, counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, talked about the city’s pandemic response, his background and defending pandemic executive orders.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Eric Dinowitz isn’t declaring victory yet

The leading candidate in District 11 talks political dynasties, upzoning and a cappella.

Crystal Peoples-Stokes

Personality

Crystal Peoples-Stokes is on the precipice of her biggest achievement

How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

What a top labor leader is looking for nowadays

Gary LaBarbera wants a prevailing wage on green projects, legislation against wage theft and “due process” for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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